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YSEALI – Young South East Asia Leaders Initiative

Monyea, Myanmar
Joined May 2018

Program to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia

Presence in: Myanmar
Focus: Environmental Justice, Women's Rights

Launched in 2013, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is U.S. government’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia. Through a variety of programs and engagements, including U.S. educational and cultural exchanges, regional exchanges, and seed funding, YSEALI seeks to build the leadership capabilities of youth in the region, strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia, and nurture an ASEAN community. YSEALI focuses on critical topics identified by youth in the region: civic engagement, sustainable development, education and economic growth.

YSEALI programs include:

Professional Fellowships to the United States
Academic Fellowships to the United States
Regional Workshops
Grant Funding
Approximately 65% of people in the ASEAN region are under the age of 35. YSEALI is an effort to harness the extraordinary potential of youth in the region to address critical challenges and expand opportunities.

Who is YSEALI?
The YSEALI community consists of bright young leaders, 18–35 years old, from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Laos, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam who are making a difference in their communities, countries, and the region.

People Associated With This Organization

Hnin Phyu Sin

YSEALI – Young South East Asia... (Unverified)
Joined January 2021
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Education, Environmental Justice, Other, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Right to Information
I am enthusiastic and committed young learner and practitioner who would like to grow more knowledge and information relating natural resource management and governance to it. I have experiences on natural resources managing and practically involved in liaisoning, negotiating, translation and research regarding for the water policy and forest policy development. I have also engaged in youth initiated projects and programs and these gave me many opportunities to develop more creative idea and effective solutions on my working performances. In order to update my existing knowledge and strategy, joining this network will improve my decisions and it will develop my confidence when dealing with people from different backgrounds.

Khin Yadanar Htay

YSEALI – Young South East Asia...
Joined May 2018
Interests: Environmental Justice, Women's Rights
A final year law student from Mandalay University, Myanmar. Eager to learn Human rights and Environmental issues.
Khin Yadanar Htay is the network champion (main point of contact) for YSEALI – Young South East Asia Leaders Initiative.

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